Social Worker - Home Health in Albuquerque, NM at Compassus

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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“I love that we put the patient and family first in hospice. A life can come into a dark place and we can help them realize that it’s not as dark they think.”

-Shannon, Social Worker

At Compassus, we are dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing the end of life. For our team members, this is more than a career—It’s a calling.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our team today as a Home Health Social Worker to positively impact the experiences of our patients and families.

Position summary:

As a social worker, you will provide preventive, educational, and evaluative and treatment services to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, to help them improve, restore, and maintain their maximum level of coping. You will utilize community resources and the members of the interdisciplinary team to aid in this process.

Principal Accountabilities

Social workers provide direct social work services and counseling, facilitate placements and monitor patient’s adjustment. You will complete assessments of each patient, review and explain home health services, and address financial concerns for the family. In addition, you will develop and utilize community resources, maintain working relationships with community agencies, and provide education and in-services to contract agencies.


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and influential skills
  • High sense of integrity
  • Ability to travel to patient homes
  • Ability to effectively and compassionately present information to patients and families
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Education and/or experience

(A) Has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (preferred)


(B) Has a Baccalaureate degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work; and has 1 year of social work experience in a healthcare setting and is supervised by an MSW


(C) Has a Baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by the Hospice Compassus before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

A valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.

State specific requirements:

  • Alabama—Licensed in the state of Alabama.
  • Illinois—Licensed in the state of Illinois.
  • Kansas—Licensed in the state of Kansas.
  • Louisiana—Master’s Degree, licensed in the state of Louisiana.
  • Michigan—Not applicable.
  • Mississippi—Licensed in the state of Mississippi.
  • Missouri-- Not applicable.
  • New Mexico—Licensed in the state of New Mexico.
  • Pennsylvania—Not applicable.
  • South Carolina—Licensed in the state of South Carolina.
  • Tennessee—Not applicable.
  • Texas—Licensed in the state of Texas.
  • West Virginia—Licensed in the state of West Virginia

Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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